I'm so sad. I love Portland!
We flew there on Saturday for one last look, and to pick up our truck which has been working there for two years. Flying with Paul was educational. He found volcanoes, which I'm sure have always been there but which I have never noticed.
I was on the wrong side of the plane,
so I took this picture from the Japanese Gardens,
where it floats like merengue above a garish skyscraper
Since it was Knitting in Public Day, my Cedar Creek Socks got an outing on the train.
Famous person holding the socks: Paul
One thing we hadn't done yet in Portland was visit the Japanese Gardens.
Sharman says they are most beautiful on a rainy day. I'm sure they were designed on a rainy day. It's usually a rainy day there, in fact.
The kids' favorite thing was the bubble blowing fish.
I was excited to drive through the Columbia River Gorge in early summer, because my sister had promised me waterfalls. There were lots, but it's hard to photo them from a moving vehicle.
I finished my Cleopatra Socks on the drive.
Now we are just waiting for the fomer Portlandites to get here, sometime this evening. Things will not be as quiet around here, but Sharman and Chris will shop and cook for me. All things considered, I think it's an improvement!